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A vote for Prop. 123 is a vote for kids

Rattlin' the Rim

A vote for Prop. 123 on May 17 is a vote for Arizona’s most precious resource — our children.

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Amazing how little we know about things in the very recent past – Pt. 2

Your Turn

This column had its birth when I ripped up a finger and used some of the handy things we all have around the house to fix the mess I had made — a little peroxide, a Band-Aid, some antibiotic cream, and — especially — a pair of handy-dandy nail clippers.

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Foursome wins golf tourney by one shot

Stan Eggen, Herb Sherman, John Rikala and Dennis Schwebs teamed up to win the Payson Men’s Golf Association ABCD – Poker Tournament at Payson Golf Course on April 13.

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Characters Under the Rim – Julia Viola Randall, Part 2

Back When

Beloved Payson school teacher Julia Randall considered her family to include all the many children that passed under her tutelage.

Wake up Arizonans – your federal public lands are threatened

Are you aware that our state Legislature is currently evaluating the transfer of our precious federal public lands (i.e., national forests, BLM lands, etc.) to the state?

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Payson Rotarian Track Meet turns 50 on Saturday

Few things stay the same over five decades.

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Musical triumph

Students’ staging of ‘Meet me in St. Louis’ earns ovations

Lavish costumes, sets and even workable trolleys that wandered up and down the aisles filled with the huge cast of 40 marked the Payson High School musical, “Meet Me In St. Louis.”

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Senate candidate focused on state education funding

Nikki Bagley blasts Sen. Sylvia Allen for votes on school cuts

Senate candidate Nikki Bagley lamented Arizona’s deep cuts in education, saying continued cuts and indifference will cripple the state’s economy — and overshadow the future of our children.

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Girls night out

An anthropologist specializing in sex roles would have had a field day.

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State budget battles

The state’s budget projections continue to brighten, but lawmakers draft budget plans generally envision less spending than even Gov. Doug Ducey’s stringent plan.

Air pollution spurs alert for Wednesday in Valley

Public urged to minimize driving, outdoor activity

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Wednesday, April 20 for ozone in Maricopa County.

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Minister challenges Rep. Gosar on methods more than policy

Evangelical minster Ray Strauss says he’s a conservative who gets things done.

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Elections looming

Election season has officially kicked off with candidates starting to pick up their packets for various open seats in the county.

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News on your mobile phone

The Roundup has launched a new app so readers can get up-to-the-minute news stories, photos and videos on cellphone screens, with a menu that divides content into categories modeled after the print edition.

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Rescue ends in tragedy

The Tonto Rim Search and Rescue volunteers might soon have to adopt a new motto: On the road again.

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Drunk driving draws prison term

A Payson man so drunk he nearly ran down pedestrians and failed to stop for police officers will spend 2.5 years in prison.

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Celebrating a century

By 11 a.m. on Saturday, the Jakes Corner Bar didn’t have a bar stool available and the tables inside had just about filled up.

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Longhorns shoot down Mt. Graham crown

McGuire leads a PHS trio finishing in the top 6

Payson’s young golf team keeps improving.

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Payson wildlife manager honored

Outdoors Under the Rim

It is always gratifying to hear of success stories from the graduates of Payson High School when they enter the careers of their choice. Obviously, there have been many.

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Surging softball team

Longhorns soar in rankings

Don’t look now but Payson’s young softball team is on fire.